Reviews

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DELIRIUM (EgoPo): 60-second review

At 800+ pages, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov would not seem ideally suited to theatrical interpretation.

Denis Arndt & Mary-Louise Parker in HEISENBERG.

[NYC] HEISENBERG and VIETGONE (Manhattan Theatre Club): A weekend report

Thoughts on two shows, HEISENBERG and VIETGONE, under the auspices of the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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BREATHE SMOKE (Orbiter 3): These are times of change

Williams avoids the metatheatrics associated with plays about performance for an inquiry into painful transitions we all must undergo.

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GUARDS AT THE TAJ (Theatre Exile): Beauty and brutality join hands

The debate central to Rajiv Joseph’s absorbing new play isn’t just talk: when you lose this one, you really lose.

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BELCEA STRING QUARTET in recital at Princeton University

The Belcea String Quartet appeared on the Richardson Auditorium stage in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University on October 13, 2016.

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MYSTERY IN THE HOUSE OF USHER: A POE TALE (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): A morbidly fun affair

The spirits of Edgar Allen Poe’s tales come alive in the historical Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.

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THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS: THE ELECTION SPECIAL (1812 Productions): Yuugely funny

Ho boy, it’s been quite the election cycle. Thankfully, Philadelphia has 1812 Productions to ease the pain with its annual satirical show.

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RADIANT VERMIN (Inis Nua): Devilishly good home redecoration

An entertaining cautionary tale about the wages of greed and consumerism

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DISGRACED (McCarter): No disgrace here

A divinely thorough production of an honest, far reaching play.

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Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Some 50 dance artists and choreographers presenting a wide variety of styles and dance leve

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A NEW BRAIN (Horizon): Getting a new lease on life

Theatre Horizon’s production of William Finn’s autobiographical musical comedy is filled with off-beat humor, powerhouse vocals, and a life-affirming message.

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WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Wilma): How a hard rain’s a gonna fall

Using the endtimes as a backdrop, Andrew Bovell uses the drama within a family’s history as a parallel for the turbulence in humanity’s.

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Arden): “Your First Shade!”

Dito van Reigersberg in a new drag persona steals the spotlight in this riotuous, fierce production.

Janis Dardaris (as Mother Courage), Forrest McClendon (as The Cook). Photo by Shawn May.

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!

Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.

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RUBBERBANDance Group (NextMove Dance): Hip-Hop, beyond borders

Over four decades, NextMove Dance (formerly Dance Affiliates) has led the dance scene in Philadelphia, bringing countless cutting-edge dance companies from around the world. As the opening program of NextMove’s 46th…

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Oksana Maslova in Ben Stevenson’s CINDERELLA.
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CINDERELLA (PA Ballet): Enchanting ballet magic

The ballet shows the brave and caring intention of artistic director Angel Corella to the company and the Philadelphia ballet fans.

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A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE (BRT): Fall to pieces over Patsy

Someone should sit down and write a dozen Country tunes for Jessica Wagner to record in the style of Patsy Cline.

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GROUNDED (InterAct): The killing screens

GROUNDED is a tale for our times: war is most hellish when it resembles office life, reality is most profound rendered in pixels.

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Pennsylvania Ballet II performs at Culture in the Courtyard

PB II performed under clear, blue skies, with William Penn as their backdrop

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THE BIRDS (Curio): Terror takes flight

This adaptation by master Irish playwright Conor McPherson finds its horror in the claustrophobic relationships between its four characters